This content requires the base game Crusader Kings II on Steam in order to play.

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Mixed (43 reviews) - 48% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2012

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This content requires the base game Crusader Kings II on Steam in order to play.

Buy Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer

Packages that include this game

Buy Crusader Kings II DLC Collection (Sept 2014)

Includes 42 items: Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields, Crusader Kings II: Mongol Faces, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith, Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield II, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome , Crusader Kings II: Byzantine Unit Pack , Crusader Kings II: African Portraits , Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Russian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Russian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Rus, Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield III, Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter, Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack, Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Military Orders Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Warriors of Faith Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Saxon Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Finno-Ugric Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Songs of India, Crusader Kings II: Persian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Persian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium

Buy Crusader Kings II Collection

Includes 43 items: Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: African Portraits , Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Byzantine Unit Pack , Crusader Kings II: Celtic Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield II, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield III, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields, Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter, Crusader Kings II: Finno-Ugric Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome , Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Military Orders Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Mongol Faces, Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Persian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Persian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India, Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer, Crusader Kings II: Russian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Russian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Saxon Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium , Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith, Crusader Kings II: Songs of India, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Rus, Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Warriors of Faith Unit Pack

 

About This Content

Tired of playing as historical characters? The Ruler Designer lets you create your own character when starting a new game. Now you can play Sir Wilfred Death, Elric of Melniboné, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Key Features:

  • Customize your portrait
  • Name your Dynasty and design a Coat of Arms
  • Assign skill points and traits
  • Create a spouse and offspring
  • Replace a historical character with your own

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Additional: 3-button mouse and keyboard
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: IntelR PentiumR IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce > 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required.
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Overall:
Mixed (43 reviews)
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FuzzyPandaGaming
Posted: July 2
Why is THIS A DLC
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Lee Ban
Posted: June 25
Shouldn't have been a DLC, also why the ♥♥♥♥ does it disable achievements??
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Nouveau Garde | Justinian
Posted: June 12
This should have been part of the game.
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daloges
Posted: May 20
why is this even DLC , if any thing it should've been an update or free... if you want to have a personalized ruler buy it. if you don't avoid at all cost.
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Cillo
Posted: May 7
Kind of spoils the game for me, particularly in multiplayer. Guaranteed traits is a bit boring.
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PresidentBrian
Posted: April 9
No reason this shouldn't have been in the base game or a free update.
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JCourtney
Posted: March 17
10/10

Worth.
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Bloomers
Posted: February 16
When I first loaded this, it worked just great! It was a good way to build a character that fit with the traits I knew I had in real life, and to see if such a character would fair well in Medieval Europe (was assassinated by my brother's son for imprisoning him when he killed a servant at one of my feasts).

Had no troubles with this DLC when loaded with Swords of Islam, Legacy of Rome, and The Republic loaded in and only those with Ruler Designer, no Unit packs or anything.

But if you want to play with any DLCs Old Gods or After, don't expect to have your computer run when you start the game from the launcher. I've had to force-restart the entire computer when this happened; I couldn't CTRL+ALT+DEL, ALT-F4, or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC out of it, it just froze like that. I even have 2 monitors, one with the task manager on it at all times, and the mouse and keyboard were both completely unresponsive.

In short, this DLC is not optimized for any DLC from Old Gods onward. It doesn't look like the DLC will be optimized for it anytime soon, and I'm afraid it never will. If that changes, I will rewrite my review accordingly.
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Puri-Puri-Prisoner
Posted: December 16, 2015
This is my favourite game in all of my 300+ games but this DLC is utter crap.

The content it adds should be in the base game and even then it sucks.
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Officer Dragon Rex
Posted: November 30, 2015
It adds to the customization and gameplay but really should have been part of a update.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: July 2
Why is THIS A DLC
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
242 of 254 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 21, 2013
This should not be a DLC. And yet it is something I like to have since creating your own character and noble house to play as can be more fun than just picking some random person. So basically what i'm saying is that this is a cool thing, but Paradox are ♥♥♥♥♥♥s for making this a DLC.
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94 of 98 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 14, 2015
Nice addition to the game in theory, though I'll add my voice to the general opinion of "why is this a DLC?"
In addition, using this in a game PREVENTS ACHIEVEMENTS. Why would you do that to me, Paradox? I was already willing to deal with the constant, clunky autosave of Ironman for the achievements, so why won't you let me use the thing that I gave you money for? Without achievements, I might as well just use mods, since there's no reason to do Ironman otherwise.
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84 of 97 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 6, 2014
Why the ♥♥♥♥ is this DLC.
I mean, I like that this is a thing but it shouldn't be DLC.
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74 of 89 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 19, 2015
This, like the majority of the DLC avaliable for this game, should have been inculded as a free update. This company borders on extortion in most of it's titles and it's pitiful. However, while their business practices are a bit decadent, they do make intriguing games. If this DLC is what you want, then power to ya.
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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 24, 2015
$5.42 after tax for this simple ruler designer. Highway robbery.
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 15, 2015
I just paid for another crappy DLC that should have been included in the base game.

11/10, best EA simulator ever!
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 17, 2015
It's good, but... WHY IS IT DLC!
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 17, 2015
Disables ironman achievements.
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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 20, 2015
Everybody hates you DLC.
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